Competition - Fiction

Josep

By Aurel |

Cartoonist Aurel's first film and laureate of the European Film Award for Best Animated Film, Josep mixes press cartoon, comic strip and painting to tell the story of the Retirada and tell the fate of those Spanish refugees imprisoned in French concentration camps in 1939. In this hellish place, a peculiar friendship is born between a gendarme and Josep Bartoli, an anti-Franco fighter and poet, who will come to be one of the century’s most important painters and cartoonists.

Co-presented with the Festival Histoire et Cité (University of Geneva)

  • Section Competition - Fiction
  • Original language(s) Spanish, French & Catalan
  • Subtitle(s) French & English

Freedom & DemocracyArt & Activism


Director(s)
Aurel |
Writer(s)
Jean-Louis Milesi

World sales

  • The Party Film Sales

Production

  • Les Films d'Ici Méditerranée
  • Les Films du Poisson Rouge
  • Imagic

Music

  • Silvia Pérez Cruz
Duration
74'
Year
2020
Production country
France, Belgium & Spain
Status
Regional Premiere
Watch the film online

Accessible on demand from 5 to 14 March 2021
(subject to availability)

Followed by a video encounter conversation with the filmmaker